Lilies forum: Oriental lily seedlings

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 6, 2012 4:20 PM CST

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Lots of pretties here, these yellows are fabulous Lovey dubby .

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A few others:

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Moby
Aug 6, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Ooooo, very very nice!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 6, 2012 7:40 PM CST

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Smelled wonderful too! A few more as I can get to them:

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Moby
Aug 6, 2012 9:41 PM CST
Man-o-man.... I'd probably faint from all that fragrance!
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 6, 2012 10:00 PM CST

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Its definitely not for people with allergies. This is day 3 of trying to sun bleach all the pollen on the shirt I was wearing. It does work, slow when there is a lot of it. Worth it though!
Lincoln, NE
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Moby
Aug 6, 2012 11:44 PM CST
In your second post, I REALLY love the coloring on your fourth pic. Lush!
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 7, 2012 4:48 AM CST
Connie, where was this at? I must have missed something here the last few days I was gone.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 7, 2012 9:27 AM CST

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The usual summer field trip to Mak-Leek, of course... Will post some more when I get to it.
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
Aug 7, 2012 2:51 PM CST
WOW!! Those are pretty!! Drooling
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 7, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Yes. Well, for those of us who have never been to a large scale breeder/grower, seeing your pictures is a real treat. What happens to those like in your last photo--looks like a large row of mixed seed seedlings; are those sold as an oriental mix then. Also, did you notice if they use a standard 30 inch row with 18 in work space? All this is very interesting! Drooling
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 7, 2012 8:04 PM CST

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Comparatively few are selected for further evaluation. Some are selected to go to the greenhouse for cut flower evaluation. Others are selected for garden variety evaluation; I think he said three years outside. There were two other categories but I forget what they are. Non-selected ones are composted as they should be to keep no-names out of the market. The selected ones are growing all over the place, sometimes on the outer edges and sometimes deep in where one can expect to get a lot of pollen on their clothes if they want a closer look. Green Grin!

This operation is really not big at all. Two modest sized greenhouses; one for seedling starts and one for seedling evaluation. He said he is cutting back on seed starts, a bit each year. He can get where he wants to go with fewer seedlings. I would say the outside field is less than two acres, but they are packed in pretty thick. I really don't know the width between the rows or the rows themselves. You can kind of guess from my last photo.
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Moby
Aug 7, 2012 10:30 PM CST
What is with those stems laying on the ground, between the rows?
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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 7, 2012 10:50 PM CST

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Sharp eyes, Moby, sharp eyes! Well he was in the middle of disbudding when I arrived at 10:00. Covered from head to toe , beard and hair with pollen. He snaps them off just below the inflorescence and cleans up later, I guess. We just kinda waded through it all.

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Aug 7, 2012 11:57 PM CST

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A few more for tonight. Some of the lilies stood tall over their companions:

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This is the darkest red I saw:

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Aug 8, 2012 1:20 PM CST
That looks so wonderful!! LILY HEAVEN! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Aug 8, 2012 5:49 PM CST

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They look so beautiful Connie. It's too bad we couldn't provide test conditions out here in the Midwest for growers, not many orientals do well here consistently. It would be a fun job, evaluating who can cut it and who can't.

What a treat to walk through that load of pollen. And I love that spicy smell.
Tracey
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 8, 2012 6:01 PM CST

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I'm still working on sun bleaching the pollen out of the shirt I wore; let's see, day number four now. I wore an old yellow shirt hoping it wouldn't show too much. I noticed Judith wore yellow too, must be in our nature when we know we are going to be exposed to the stuff.
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 10, 2012 12:50 PM CST

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Now for some greenhouse photos. Here, the lilies look perfect. Perfect flowers, perfect foliage. They are grown in very shallow crates, similar to what I have seen at the Oregon Flowers cut flower greenhouses. Sometimes I poke my hand into the photo for perspective of how humongous some of these blooms are.

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Name: Lorn (Roosterlorn)
S.E Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Roosterlorn
Aug 10, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Connie, Did he point out any one 'single' discovery, achievement, breakthru, etc. that he he was very, very jubilant about? Was he happy overall with the results of the years work, or didn't he have any comments?

That 'White' is huge isn't it! Your photos are very interesting, by the way!
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Aug 10, 2012 4:01 PM CST

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Yes, he was quite excited about one or two special ones. I didn't photograph them for fear of inadvertently publishing them. Think of special peachy-apricoty colors. You don't often see that in orientals; the color of Salmon Star comes to mind but what I saw was much much nicer with different distribution of color.

And yes, I would say he is satisfied with his work. He has been at it for 35 years now. Five years ago he hosted a celebration barbeque at his place and lots of people came. I think I have photos from that on Dave's Garden.

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